The Rise and Fall of River and Rail transportation in Madison, Indiana.

Tales from Madison's Rails

train wreck 1918There are a multitude of stories related to the railroad in Madison. Let’s start at the beginning of the 19th century when life in Ireland was harsh and cruel. With nothing in store but starvation and persecution, the Irish began to immigrate to America… and work on the Madison & Indianapolis Railroad.

This is one of many stories you will find in this section.